Geddy Lee

Born Jul 29, 1953

Geddy Lee, OC, is a Canadian musician and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush. Lee joined what would become Rush in September 1968, at the request of his childhood friend Alex Lifeson, replacing original bassist and frontman Jeff Jones. In addition to his composing, arranging, and performing duties for Rush, Lee has produced for various other bands, including Rocket Science.… Read More

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1953 Birth Lee was born on July 29, 1953 in Willowdale, (North York) Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Morris and Mary Weinrib (née Manya Rubenstein). … Read More


1976 22 Years Old Lee married Nancy Young in 1976. … Read More
1977 23 Years Old …  The group's distinctiveness was enhanced when Lee began adding synthesizers in 1977, with the release of A Farewell to Kings. … Read More
1981 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1981, he won Keyboard magazine's poll as "Best New Talent." … Read More
1982 28 Years Old In 1982, Lee produced the first (and only) album from Toronto new wave band Boys Brigade.


1985 31 Years Old On the 1985 album We Are the World, by humanitarian consortium USA for Africa, Lee recorded guest vocals for the song "Tears Are Not Enough".
1993 39 Years Old Lee sang "O Canada," the Canadian national anthem, at Baltimore's Camden Yards for the 1993 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.


1996 42 Years Old …  Along with his Rush bandmates – guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart – Lee was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 9, 1996. … Read More
1999 45 Years Old 1 More Event
Another version of "O Canada," with a rock arrangement, was recorded by Lee and Lifeson for the soundtrack of the 1999 film South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut. … Read More
2002 48 Years Old 1 More Event
…  For live shows in 2002 and 2004, Lee and his keyboard technician used the playback capabilities of the XV-5080 to generate virtually all of Rush's keyboard sounds to date, as well as additional complex sound passages that previously required several machines at once to produce. … Read More


2010 56 Years Old The Snakes & Arrows Tour prominently featured three Henhouse brand rotisserie chicken ovens on stage complete with an attendant in a chef's hat and apron to "tend" the chickens during shows. For the 2010–2011 Time Machine Tour, Lee's side of the stage featured a steampunk-inspired combination Time Machine and Sausage Maker, with an attendant occasionally throwing material into its feed hopper during the show.
2012 58 Years Old During the 2012-2013 Clockwork Angels Tour, Lee used a different steampunk device called a "Geddison" as a backdrop. … Read More
2013 59 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2013, Lee made a brief cameo appearance as himself in the How I Met Your Mother season eight episode "P.S. I Love You".


2015 61 Years Old …  In 2015, Fender released a revised USA model of his signature bass. … Read More
2016 62 Years Old In 2016, Lee plans to produce an independent film about baseball in Italy.
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